Chocolate Fudge Cake

Baked in a pieplate, this not-to-be-missed dessert boasts a super-rich and moist texture.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes
Cool: 30 Minutes


Vegetable cooking spray
Unsweetened cocoa
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9-inch pieplate with cooking spray, and dust with cocoa.

2. Melt chopped chocolate and margarine in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth; whisk in 3/4 cup sugar, whisking until blended.

3. Whisk together eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture, whisking until blended. Pour into prepared pieplate.

4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until edges are dry and center is set. (Do not overbake.) Cool in pieplate on a wire rack 30 minutes or until completely cool. (Cake will fall slightly when removed from oven.) Dust with 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar just before serving.

Tamara Goldis, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

April 2008
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